Thirdwave Cafe

Burgers at Third Wave Cafe

Seriously want some delicious burgers? This is a breakdown of the amazing burgers at Third Wave Cafe. At the time of writing this, Third Wave Cafe 12 different burgers. If you want to check if the current list has increased or changed click here. This is only because our amazing chefs are constantly working around the clock to improve recipes, add value and design new and exciting burgers. The American BBQ game does not stop and neither does Third Wave Cafe!

What’s up with the burgers at Third Wave Cafe?

First up, Third Wave Cafe is known GLOBALLY as a premier American BBQ restaurant. We specialise in delicious slow-smoked meats that are often smoked for 12 hours minimum. This means that the tasty burgers we serve up are going to contain cut-with-a-spoon soft meats that transform them into some seriously tasty creations!

Some of our current line up includes:

Seriously tasty burgers at Third Wave Cafe

3 Little Piggies Burger:

Half bacon half beef porterhouse patty, mustard, Pickles, our house made spicy BBQ sauce, cream cheese, candy bacon, tomatoes and wait for it – Smokey Pulled Pork  – hence 3 Little Piggies. All this in a tasty brioche bun. Believe us when we say that you have never tried anything like it.

Smoky Chicken Burger:

Lettuce, slow cooked chicken, asiago cheese, spicy vinegar tomato, apple bourbon sauce, basil mayo and jalapeno.

and let’s not forget…

Oh Mamma Burger:

Mustard, caramelised onions are topped with 12 hour slow smoked boneless beef short-ribs, followed by our incredible pulled pork, each meat is covered with melted aged jack cheddar and swiss cheese, topped with grilled streaky bacon and spicy BBQ sauce and all this in a huge brioche bun.

These tasty creations are available for lunch AND dinner at Third Wave Cafe! If you’re tempted in any way, feel free to book your table now here:

Watch a review of the Oh Mamma Burger. Watch more reviews and videos here:


Third Wave has become a religious experience on the Melbourne restaurant scene. Since opening in 2010, we have cemented a reputation as a great neighborhood cafe with a loyal breakfast and lunch crowd. People come from far and wide to enjoy our exceptional coffees and vast breakfast & lunch menu. Then by night, we transform into a bustling BBQ joint, inspired by the classic American smoke houses of the deep south. Today we are proud to be recognised as one of the best American BBQ experiences you’ll have outside of the US.


Third Wave Cafe started as a trendy inner Melbourne café with an aim to grow and so we did. After 9 years, we are one of Melbourne’s favourite American BBQ restaurants with a huge emphasis on slow-smoked meats and burgers.


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